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27 Space-Saving Tricks and Techniques for Tiny Houses - WebEcoist

27 Space-Saving Tricks and Techniques for Tiny Houses - WebEcoist
27 Space-Saving Tricks and Techniques for Tiny Houses - WebEcoist

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Where do people who live in tiny houses put all their stuff? How can they compact all of the necessities of daily life into 200 square feet or less? While tiny house dwellers typically have far fewer possessions than the rest of us, they do need storage and all the space-saving tricks they can get. Here are 27 of the most clever hacks and techniques for tiny houses, micro apartments, guest houses and other places where space is at a premium.


5 Super-Sneaky Storage Tricks


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(images via: rowdy kittens)

Leave no space wasted – including the space behind your cabinet kickplate and just below the roof. Tammy Strobel of the Rowdy Kittens tiny house blog is using just about every nook and cranny in her 128-square-foot dwelling for that all-important extra storage. High in the air and low to the ground are potential storage spaces that are often overlooked. Strobel even built a hidden compartment under the kitchen counter, behind her narrow two-burner oven range and stovetop.


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Even tiny bathrooms have the potential to store a lot more than you’d think when you consider every square inch of space that’s available. Narrow pull-out cabinets like these can pack a lot more than you’d think into otherwise unused space. Consider building nooks into the walls, as well.


4 Ultra-Compact Stair Designs


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(images via: oakland tiny house, alan harp design, new avenue homes, collect furniture)

Nearly every tiny house has a lofted bedroom, and many small apartments do, too. But you don’t have to take up unnecessary room or deal with a basic ladder in order to get up and down. Check out these four space-saving designs for stairs including a custom chest of drawers with steps on each side, narrow wall-mounted stairs, ship-style alternating stairs and steep stairs with built-in storage.


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(images via: marinestove.com)

A fireplace might seem like a sprawling luxury for a tiny house, and it is – but that doesn’t mean you can’t have wood heat. Small, super-efficient wood stoves put out just enough heat and don’t require excessive space between the stove and surrounding surfaces. Options include the popular Jøtul 602, the Morsø 1410 and marine stoves, which are made for boats.


2 Wall-Mounted Desks


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(images via: dezeen, solutions.com)

When not in use, it’s a shelf or a storage space that barely sticks out from the wall. But pull it out or fold it down and you’ve got a fully functional desk. These two smart desk designs include Deskbox by Arco, which slides out to create a work platform, and the Fold-Out Convertible Desk by Solutions, which closes into a 6-inch-deep cabinet.


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Built-In Benches with Storage Underneath


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Built-in furniture that’s made specifically for the dimensions of your space will save a lot more room than store-bought furniture – especially when you can work storage into the design, as pictured here.


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(image via: ballard designs)

Most tiny houses and apartments don’t have room for a washer and dryer. While going to a laundromat may be inevitable, you can hand-wash some items and hang them to dry with compact laundry drying racks that fold up against the wall when not in use. This one was made by Ballard Designs; see 15 more at Apartment Therapy.


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(image via: jpda, idhea.cz)

Make stairs do double-duty – like hosting drawers or even a kitchenette. Architect Dalibor Hlavacek transformed a minuscule attic apartment into a comfortable family home thanks to creative thinking like building the kitchen into the stairs. Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture made a New York City studio apartment much more efficient by turning the stairs into a dresser.


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When looking to save space, don’t forget the details! This clever knife set is just one example of how you can reduce the space that various items throughout your house take up – because every millimeter really does make a difference. Each of the knives in this nesting set by TableDirect fits inside the next so the whole set takes up just a little more room than the largest knife in the set.


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Pocket and Sliding Doors


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Swinging doors are definitely not the most efficient choice for small spaces. Consider pocket doors instead, or sliding barn-style doors, which have a little more aesthetic appeal.


Sliding Loft Ladders


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Sliding ladders are another great way to gain access to loft space (or high storage areas) without taking up too much room. DIY Showoff has a tutorial for building your own library-style sliding loft ladder.


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(image via: ikea hackers)

Even six inches of narrow space behind your refrigerator could be a slim storage space. Sliding pantries on wheels are relatively easy to build (and might even make an interesting pallet recycling project). Check out this DIY job spotted at IKEA Hackers, which put a Kilby bookcase on rails for a clean look that looks like a custom built-in cabinet.


All-in-One Kitchens


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What appears to be an average-sized free-standing cupboard reveals itself to be a clever all-in-one compact kitchen when the top doors are opened. Fitting a microwave, two-burner stovetop, sink, mini refrigerator and lots of storage, this kitchen by Culshaw Bell offers lots of function with virtually zero clutter.


5 More Solutions to Mount Inside Cabinets


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Literally behind closed doors, the space just inside your kitchen cabinets can be used much more efficiently than in the average home. Check out 5 smart ideas from Shelterness including painting the inside of the door with chalkboard paint, adding cup hooks for measuring spoons and other small items, building in a custom spice rack, mounting a box of tissues and hanging a small trash can.


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